Kaye Scholer hired former Reed Smith partner, Michael A. Smith, to strengthen its Corporate & Finance practice. Smith will serve as the partner of Kaye Scholer’s Corporate & Finance Department in its office in New York. Smith, who earned his LLB from Queens University in Ontario and his BA from University of Toronto, is expected to advise Kaye Scholer’s US and foreign clients on US securities and corporate law in connection with international financing, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and un-registered fund formation.
Barry Willner, Co-Managing Partner at Kaye Scholer, said that Smith’s addition is an indication that the firm is aggressively expanding its presence in New York, especially the firm’s Corporate & Finance practice. “Michael’s addition to the firm is the latest in an effort to bring in top talent across practice areas at our firm. With his impressive background and experience in cross-border transactions, Michael will be an asset to many of our clients.”
Michael Solow, Kaye Scholer’s Co-Managing Partner, expressed his excitement over Smith’s decision to join the firm. He noted that Smith, with his vast experience in Corporate & Finance practice, would have a big impact on the firm. “Michael‘s extensive expertise will be a complement to the platform of our Corporate Practice, especially when working on international matters. We look forward to welcoming him to the firm.”
Smith explained that he join Kaye Scholer because of its established reputation in the legal sector. “Kaye Scholer has been diligent in growing its international reach, which gives the firm a real foothold in dealing with today’s recovering global economy. I look forward to working alongside this talented group of lawyers.”